Maintaining healthy teeth and gums may reduce risk for pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. CHICAGO—January 18, 2011—Maintaining periodontal health may contribute to a healthy respiratory system, according to research published in the Journal of Periodontology. A new study suggests that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) […]
By Blane J. Nasveschuk, DMD on August 21, 2010 in Articles, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Gum Disease, Laser Dentistry, Office News, Pregnancy, Respiratory
Silent, undiagnosed, untreated and ongoing gum disease poses a significant health hazard say our medical colleagues, due to chronic inflammation that continually irritates the body’s immune system.